Background and Instructions

HAVE YOUR SAY IN THE EVOLUTION TOWARDS 5G USER EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES

The MIPI Alliance was established to design a core set of standard approaches to enable mobile device manufacturers to source components from different vendors, better optimize the performance of their designs, and expedite state-of-the-art, innovative mobile-connected devices. 

The MIPI RF Front-End Interface (RFFE) is the control interface that simplifies integration of complex RF front-end devices and as the industry evolves from 4G (LTE) towards 5G, there is a need to ensure an evolution of the interface meets future requirements and demands in line with enhancements to existing use-cases as well as new and emerging use-cases.

This survey provides an opportunity to influence the next generation MIPI RF Front End interface for 5G and future end-user equipment:

* 1. Your Contact Information:

* 2. Does the current MIPI RFFE throughput meet the 5G requirements?

* 3. Is adding an additional data line a viable option to meet throughput and latency requirements?

* 4. Are there any limitations to the current RFFE trigger method or any improvements that are needed?

* 5. Do you have short (2019) and/or long (2021) term goals/requirements for the RFFE interface and can you share a perspective on this?

* 6. Do you have any additional requirements or features for the RF Front-End for 5G deployment?

* 7. Is 15 Slave devices on a single RFFE bus sufficient?

* 8. Is the current Reserved Registers allocation of 2 GSIDs sufficient?

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